The Congressional race between incumbent Tim Bishop and challenger Randy Altschuler seems to be picking up right where it left off two years ago. The most recent row is a finger pointing campaign over who said what about Altschuler’s private corporate office on Long Island.
Bishop’s side is accusing the challenger of taking jobs out of the United States through his private companies. Altschuler’s camp says that Bishop has yet to explain what they claim is the loss of 30,000 jobs from Long Island since he’s been in Congress.
That economic argument has come to a head over a small, unoccupied office in Port Jefferson Station.
Not many 17-year-olds get to say they have performed solo at Carnegie Hall, but Madeleine Vaillancourt is one who can. Vaillancourt, who is just finishing up her junior year at Ward Melville High School, was recently a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York. She performed the Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor for violin.
Before her performance, Vaillancourt said she got to spend 20 minutes by herself on the stage without the orchestra or the audience, and called it one of the most memorable moments of her life.
The Kings Park Board of Education is set to file a petition to the New York State Commissioner of Education that could remove trustee Liz Barrett amidst allegations that she shared confidential school information with an undisclosed third party.
An iPhone application specific to the Smithtown Central School District dedicated to providing current information to students, parents and locals was introduced at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting.
Digital Natives, the company behind making the application possible, features three graduates of the district.
Chef Marketing Officer of Digital Naives Jonathan Jacobs, a 2007 High School East graduate, presented the application – named "Whisper" – and its functionality, stating it would provide safety, simplicity and publicity to its users who aren't in front of a computer but have their iPhone with them.
The former printing shop on Commack Road has been sold and will soon be turned into the newest local office building.
Sabre Real Estate Group announced it has arranged for the sale of the long vacant Short Stop Printing and Dairy Barn on Commack Road to G-Men Properties, a real estate investment firm associated with the Gentile family, who owns Adventureland amusement park in Farmingdale.
The will be renovated and turned into a modern office space.